Matthew De Abaitua

Self & I reviews

Self and I, matthew de abaitua, TLS, review

My memoir Self & I has been reviewed widely in the UK. Here is the review in the Times Literary Supplement. Review in The Spectator, Financial Times, The Guardian. You can also listen to me talking to Janice Forsyth about Self & I to Radio Scotland. See also the review below from The Oldie. Where…

Interview with Jeff Noon

Science fiction authors Jeff Noon and Matthew De Abaitua

I was invited by the BSFA to interview Jeff Noon to mark the publication of his new novel A Man of Shadows. I first read Jeff Noon’s Vurt in the 90s and my first published short story ‘Inbetween’ appeared in anthology of rave fiction called Disco Biscuits along with a story by Jeff. Chad Dixon…

The Red Men in America

The cover of The Red Men by Matthew De Abaitua by Raid71

My novel The Red Men will be published by Angry Robot in the US this November 2017. It will be the first time that the novel is available in America. Readers will get the chance to read the loose trilogy comprising The Red Men, IF THEN and The Destructives together in one swoop. Because Angry…

Teaching Creative Writing

matthew de abaitua creative writing university of essex

I am a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Essex. I teach Writing and Understanding Science Fiction to third-year undergraduates and writing the novel for postgraduates on the MA. Studying a Creative Writing degree at Essex. from University of Essex on Vimeo.

“A strong contender for the PKD Award”

Asimov's Science Fiction

Paul Di Filippo has reviewed The Destructives for Asimov’s Science Fiction. It’s a good review, insightful, from a critic who knows his stuff. A nice way to end the year. “What we have here is J. G. Ballard does John Varley, or David Marusek by way of M. John Harrison, with frostings of Philip K.…

Strange Horizons review IF THEN and The Destructives

Strange Horizons

Andy Sawyer has reviewed my two science fiction novels IF THEN and The Destructives for the prestigious Strange Horizons. He writes, “together they make one of the most intriguing and disturbing near-future speculations published for some years.” I responded to this review because it comes from an experienced and well-considered critic. According to his Wikipedia…